Thursday, May 3, 2012

Fiber wise... Inspiration

Isn't it amazing where inspiration may lurk? Sometimes in the unlikeliest of places!

Today I stumbled upon a color inspiration that I may well use on some wool during this year's Tour de Fleece. I have it in mind to do some dyeing in addition to spinning for the festivities. Today's gift colorway came to me from the corner of a doorway off a New York City sidewalk while I was waiting for the B48 bus to come along on my way to work.

I had been pacing back and forth looking every which way up, down, and around, taking in the scene at the corner of Manhattan and Driggs Avenues. On one particular crossing, with my head bowed downward my eyes caught site of some bright spots in the shabby looking doorway.

Were it not for the wad of discarded blue chewing gum, the remnants of a dull magenta lollipop (I can picture the young boy or girl savoring it's sweetness), and the end of what must have been a gorgeous tulip, the scene would have been it's usual weary drabness. But these 3 unlikely items came together by virtue of their color, and I thought "Wow, that would make a nice colorway!"

So I dug out my cell phone and snapped a pic. I've circled the 3 areas:

Doesn't look like much at first glance! But I extracted the 4 main colors and I am quite tempted to try them as a colorway on some wool, perhaps toned down and/or highlighted and re-arranged a bit here and there:
I'll post the results when it's done.

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating! Thanks for helping me to wake up my eyes!!!!!
    Won't you have fun in the dye pots with these colours!


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